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  • Curing time

    How long do you let your candles cure before you test them? For example, will your test results be different if you test 24 hours after pouring vs. a week? Thanks

  • #2
    Hi,

    Yes there will be a difference. The longer you leave them the better (although there will be a point where they just stop getting better).

    Personally I leave mine to cure for seven to ten days before testing. But where time permits I leave the finished products for a minimum of two weeks to cure.

    Obviously sometimes this is not possible because if you're making to order for customers they don't want to have to wait two weeks before they receive the candles. I include a leaflet explaining the benefits of curing time and it's up to them if they wait or not.

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    • #3
      What are the benefits besides better hot throw?

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      • #4
        That's it really. It's all about the hot throw.

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        • #5
          Great question and great answer thanks both, I learn something new here everyday ...... love this place

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          • #6
            Just to add to this with a little helpful tip. Shrink wrap your candles once fully cooled, then allow them to cure. It stops the fragrance evaporating and keeps them fresh for around 6 - 12 months
            David Bolger - CEO of Endless Green Group Ltd
            Retailer, Distributor and Manufacturer of Hobby, Craft and Pastime supplies

            Candle Making Supplies
            http://www.thatflamingcandlecompany.com


            Bolgers Woodworking Supplies
            http://www.bolgers.co.uk

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